Origin of affirmation
Examples from the Web for affirmation
RAWIYA: Like you, I've been turning to Dave Chappelle for both levity and affirmation.
This book is apparently meant as an affirmation of that claim.How Gary Hart Became the First Political Sex Scandal Casualty|Lloyd Grove|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield examines the negative connotation of the phrase and turns it into an affirmation.Will Ferrell Soccer Speech, Cliff Dive Slip ‘N Slides, and More Viral Videos|Alex Chancey|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The man did not seem to expect such an affirmation and he appeared to be suddenly drained of his fury.
Nobody wants nor needs the “affirmation” of their baker for their wedding, or anything else.Are Opponents of Arizona's Anti-Gay Law Eager to Deceive?|Kirsten Powers|March 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All bowed in affirmation, supporting the remarks of their spokesman.The White Scalper|Gustave Aimard
Or, this affirmation you make and give upon the peril of the penalty of perjury.A short history of Rhode Island|George Washington Greene
He brought an action before the Alcalde for an accounting and for the affirmation of his interest in the claims.Memoirs of Orange Jacobs|Orange Jacobs
While the Affirmation Bill was on its way the libel action by Peters was heard and decided.Charles Bradlaugh: a Record of His Life and Work, Volume II (of 2)|Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner and J. M. (John Mackinnon) Robertson
Rochlitz nodded violently in affirmation that he did know the great Goethe.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume III (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
British Dictionary definitions for affirmation
Word Origin and History for affirmation
early 15c., "assertion that something is true," from Old French afermacion (14c.), from Latin affirmationem (nominative affirmatio) "an affirmation, solid assurance," noun of action from past participle stem of affirmare (see affirm). In law, as the Quaker alternative to oath-taking, it is attested from 1690s.